Sunday, July 31, 2011

SOPHRONIA SAYS YAY!!!!!

SHE IS SO HAPPY TO HAVE A FOREVER HOME!

IT IS....







WAIT FOR IT.....









WAIT FOR IT.....









ROBIN OF MILLSTONE MERCANTILE!! 

CONGRATS ROBIN...I'LL SHOOT YOU OFF AN

EMAIL IN CASE YOU DON'T SEE THIS RIGHT AWAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE FOR

PARTICIPATING AND THE KIND COMMENTS.

I APPRECIATE EACH ONE OF YOU TAKING THE

TIME TO VISIT MY BLOG. 

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DOLL GIVEAWAY....

THIS IS SOPHRONIA.
SHE HAS NEEDED A FOREVER HOME
FOR SEVERAL YEARS. SHE HAS
BEEN ON MY PICTURE TRAIL FOR SALE
BUT NOBODY WANTED HER SO I AM
OFFERING HER TO MY BLOGGING FRIENDS
AS A FREE GIVEAWAY. I'M ALSO ONE SHY
OF 300 FOLLOWERS. TO ENTER
JUST LEAVE ME A COMMENT ON THIS
POST AND I WILL PUT YOUR NAME IN
THE HAT. I WILL DRAW A WINNER THIS
SUNDAY EVENING JULY 31ST.


SHE IS 21~1/2" TALL. HER FACE IS HAND
DRAWN ON IN BROWN PENCIL. MY OWN
ORIGINAL DESIGN. MUSTARD HOMESPUN
DRESS AND BROWN HOMESPUN BONNET.
SHE IS FIBERFIL STUFFED.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND
GOOD LUCK....LORI

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A LITTLE DECORATING FUN

I DECIDED TO TRY THE THINGS I HAD
IN THE LIVING ROOM ON TOP OF THE BIG
GREEN CUPBOARD IN OUR BEDROOM
ON TOP OF THE RED CUPBOARD.




I THINK I LIKE IT! BUT, I'M NOT
TOTALLY HAPPY WITH HOW THE TOP
OF THE GREEN CUPBOARD LOOKS NOW.
SIGH....
I'LL HAVE TO KEEP TWEAKING AND SHOW
YOU THAT AT A LATER TIME.

SKYLAR IS SAFELY BACK WITH HER
FAMILY AND I AM BACK TO FINISHING
UP SOME GIFTS FOR AN ANNIVERSARY
SWAP FOR MY GROUP ON EBAY. THEN
ON TO SOME FALL THINGS TO BE OFFERED
AT A LATER DATE.
WISHING ALL A LOVELY SUNDAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI


Friday, July 22, 2011

WILD FLOWERS AND WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO

GOOD FRIDAY MORNING!
I TOOK SOME PICTURES OF SOME WILD ROSES
THAT GROW BEHIND OUR HOUSE SO THOUGHT
I'D SHARE THEM.  THEY ARE SO PRETTY.


THIS IS OUR CONCRETE BACK STEPS.
I MEANT TO PAINT THEM LAST YEAR AND NEVER
GOT TO IT SO I DETERMINED I WOULD THIS YEAR
FOR SURE! I GOT SOME PAINT BEFORE THE
HEATWAVE HIT US AND AM I EVER GLAD
I GOT IT DONE! WHEW! I'D NEVER DO IT IN
THIS HEAT. BUT WHAT A DIFFERENCE A COUPLE
OF COATS OF PAINT CAN MAKE.
THIS IS BEFORE.

AND THIS IS AFTER.

THIS ISN'T A VERY GOOD PHOTO CUZ ALL
THE BLINDS HAVE BEEN DRAWN FOR DAYS, BUT
THIS IS MY GREAT NIECE SKYLAR WHO
IS VISITING RIGHT NOW. THIS IS THE OUTFIT
SHE PICKED OUT FOR HERSELF FOR HER
B~DAY GIFT. SHE INFORMED ME THAT SHE LIKES
TO PUT TOGETHER THINGS THAT WOULDN'T OCCUR
TO SOMEONE ELSE. SHE IS VERY HAPPY WITH
HER OUTFIT BUT IT MADE ME HOT JUST LOOKING
AT ALL THE LAYERS! LOL WE ARE HITTING THE
LAKE SOON.  GOING TO BE 88 TODAY. I TAKE HER
BACK TOMORROW SO I WANT HER TO GET A SWIM
IN. WE LIVE CLOSE TO SEVERAL LAKES. 
HOPE YOU ARE ALL KEEPING COOL.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A LITTLE REVERSE HOOKING

I BROUGHT MY BIG BASKET RUG INTO THE L.R.
AND PLACED IT IN FRONT OF THE COUCH. THOSE
PURPLE BASKETS IN THE CORNERS WERE BUGGING
ME SO I DECIDED TO DO A LITTLE REVERSE HOOKING
ON THEM. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE NOT
RUG HOOKERS, REVERSE HOOKING IS WHEN YOU
RIP OUT SOME LOOPS AND HOOK IT AGAIN.
IN THE TOP PHOTO YOU CAN SEE I HAVE
THE TOP TWO DONE. I LIKE THE MUSTARD TEXTURED
WOOL MUCH BETTER FOR WHERE I HAVE THE RUG NOW.

ABOVE I'VE GOTTEN ALL FOUR REDONE IN THE
MUSTARD WOOL.

THE MUSTARD PLAID WOOL HAS A SORT OF
VERY MUTED PURPLE IN IT SO IT ENDED
UP THE PERFECT COMPLIMENT TO MY PURPLE
BIRDS WITH MUSTARD WINGS BUT JUST NOT
SO MUCH PURPLE.

HERE IT IS IN FRONT OF THE COUCH. SORRY
THE PICTURE IS SO DARK. IT'S BEEN SO HOT WE
KEEP THE BLINDS DRAWN TO KEEP THE HEAT OUT.
IT'S LIKE LIVING IN A CAVE BUT I'D RATHER BE
COOL! WE ARE HAVING A HEAT WAVE FOR THE NEXT
WEEK LIKE MOST OF YOU.  I GOT UP EARLY THIS
MORNING TO TAKE MISS ZOE FOR OUR WALK
AND NOPE, SHE WAS HAVING NONE OF THAT!!
WE GOT ON THE ROAD AND AFTER SHE DID HER DUTY
SHE JUST WANTED TO GO BACK HOME AND SLEEP
SOME MORE WITH DAD! I TRIED TO COAX HER
AND SHE JUST WOULD NOT BUDGE...FINALLY I PICKED
HER UP AND STARTED WALKING AND SHE WAS ACTUALLY
FALLING ASLEEP IN MY ARMS!!! I'M THINKING
HEY, THIS ISN'T HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO WORK!!
SILLY GIRL. I PUT HER DOWN
AGAIN AND FINALLY AFTER A FEW MINUTES GOT HER MOVING. 
SHE JUST LOVES TO STAY SNUGGLED UNDER THE COVERS
FOR HOURS IN THE MORNING AND I KNEW I WANTED TO
GET THE WALK IN BEFORE THE HEAT COMES. IT WAS
VERY MUGGY OUT BUT NOW IT'S HEATING UP. SUPPOSED
TO BE 90 TODAY WHICH IS HOT FOR HERE. HAVE
90 AND HIGH 80'S ALL WEEK. AND TUESDAY I PICK
UP MY NIECE SKYLAR, MARISSA'S OLDER SIS FOR HER
VISIT. GUESS WE'LL BE DOING INDOOR STUFF. SHE IS
12 SO I'M THINKING MAYBE I'LL SEW UP SOME PUMPKINS
AND SHE CAN HELP ME STUFF THEM.

NO LUCK SELLING THE FURNITURE. FOLKS DON'T WANT
TO PICK THEM UP I GUESS. I'LL TAKE THEM TO THE FALL
SHOW I DO AT MY FRIEND KATHY'S HOUSE IN OCTOBER.
MAYBE SOMEONE WILL WANT THEM. HAVE A GREAT
DAY. UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FURNITURE FOR SALE





WITH THE NEW BED IN OUR BEDROOM IT'S JUST
TOO CROWDED SO I'D LIKE TO SELL THESE TWO
REPRODUCTION PIECES OF FURNITURE. THE
DRY SINK IS MADE OF PINE AND PAINTED MUSTARD.
IT'S AGED AND HAS SQUARE NAILS IN THE FRONT
FOR THE LOOK OF AN ANTIQUE PIECE. A VERY WELL
MADE PIECE. IT'S ABOUT 53" T X 36" WX 14" D.
KINDLY ASKING $145.

THE CHILD SIZE WINDSOR CHAIR IS A
LAWRENCE CROUSE, BLACK OVER RED. IT'S VERY
WELL MADE AND HAS A NICE AGED APPEARANCE.
IT MEASURES 18~3/4" FROM OUTSIDE EACH ARM AND
IS 26" TALL. KINDLY ASKING $85.

I DON'T CARE TO SHIP THESE PIECES SO THEY WOULD
HAVE TO BE A PICK UP ONLY. IF YOU LIVE IN
WISCONSIN OR THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN
AND ARE INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL ME AT

THE PRICES I'M ASKING ARE CONSIDERABLY LESS
THAN WHAT I PAID FOR EACH PIECE. IF ANYONE IS
SERIOUSLY INTERESTED AND WOULD LIKE MORE
PICTURES OR INFORMATION PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING.
LORI


Friday, July 8, 2011

IT'S THE SIMPLE THINGS....

THAT BRING ME JOY.
SOME GERANIUMS BY THE SHED.

MY ZOE GIRL SNUGGLED UP TO AN ANTIQUE DOLL
ON THE GUEST ROOM BED.

WHO CAN RESIST HER SWEET LITTLE FACE?

AW YES, THE SIMPLE PLEASURES IN LIFE.
NIGHTY NIGHT.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

SOME CHANGES.....

GOOD TUESDAY MORNING! I HOPE YOU ALL HAD
A WONDERFUL 4TH OF JULY.
THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE SOME PICS
OF OUR HALLWAY. WHEN WE GOT THE NEW BED
I HAD TO MOVE SOME SMALL THINGS AROUND TO
GET IT TO LOOK RIGHT. YOU ALL KNOW HOW
THAT WORKS! ONE NEW THING AND IT SEEMS LIKE YOU
HAVE TO SHUFFLE THE WHOLE HOUSE!! LOL

I BROUGHT THE BROWN BENCH INTO THE
BEDROOM THAT I HAD ON THIS BENCH AND
PUT MY FIRKIN'S I HAD IN THE BEDROOM ON
THE BENCH IN THE HALL. I ALSO ADDED SOME
NEW ANTIQUE PAINTED PANTRY BOXES
I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO ACQUIRE.

I GOT THE TINY GREEN BENCH BEFORE CHRISTMAS
FROM MICKY AT PRIMITIVE PURSUITS AND JUST
DIDN'T HAVE THE HEART TO PUT IT AWAY AFTER
THE HOLIDAYS. IT'S SUCH A SWEET SIZE.
I TOOK SOME OF THE LITTLE OLD SHOES OUT
OF THE GUEST BEDROOM CUBBY (OH OH, NOW
I NEED TO COLLECT MORE TO FILL THE CUBBY BACK
UP) AND SET THEM ON AND UNDER THE LITTLE BENCH.
THEN I GOT THIS AWESOME DARKER RED PANTRY
FROM CURRY'S AND ANOTHER GREEN ONE OFF OF
EBAY. I LIKE HOW IT ALL CAME TOGETHER.

SWEET LITTLE BENCH WITH LITTLE SHOES....
LOVE THEM!

HAVE A WONDERFUL REST OF THE WEEK.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, July 3, 2011

SOME SAMPLERS FINISHED & HANGING

I FINISHED TWO SAMPLERS FOR OUR
BEDROOM NEXT TO THE BED. THE ONE
I'VE SHOWN IN PROGRESS A COUPLE
OF TIMES AND THE OTHER I JUST MADE UP
THIS PAST WEEK OR SO. I'M HAPPY WITH HOW
THEY CAME OUT AND LOOK TOGETHER.


HAVING SOME BED STEPS MADE RIGHT NOW
FOR OUR LITTLE ZOE GIRL. THEY WILL
BE KINDA BIG CUZ THE BED IS SO
HIGH BUT I THINK IT WILL WORK
OUT. WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT I'M
GOING TO DO TO THEM!

TOOK MY NIECE MARISSA BACK
YESTERDAY. I BUY HER AND HER SISTER
A NEW OUTFIT FOR THEIR BIRTHDAYS EVERY
SUMMER WHEN THEY COME TO VISIT
AND HERE SHE IS IN HERS. SHE WILL BE
TEN IN AUGUST. SUCH A SWEETIE. WE HAD
THE BEST TIME WITH HER. I WILL BE
HOOKING UP WITH MY SISTER SOMEWHERE
BETWEEN US TO GET HER OLDER SISTER
SKYLAR ON THE 19TH OF JULY WHICH
IS MY DEAR HUBBY'S B~DAY.

WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL
FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND CELEBRATION!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI